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Freda Akosua Oheneafrewo Prempeh

Freda Akosua Oheneafrewo Prempeh

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1966

20 September 1966

Early life and education

Freda Akosua Oheneafrewo Prempeh, born on January 23, 1966, in Accra to a Ghanaian Royal family, has an extensive educational background. She started her education at University Primary School in Kumasi, completed her O-levels at Technology Secondary School, and A-levels at Accra Workers College. She holds a Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, is a Certified Public Accountant, and possesses marketing certificates from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. She earned a Business Administration degree from the University of Ghana, an MA in Comms, Media, and Public Relations from the University of Leicester, UK, and a PhD in Business Administration from the Ghana Technology University College.

2002

20 September 2002

Political life

Freda Prempeh began her political career in 2002 as an Assembly member in the Greater Accra Region. She served on the National Reconciliation Commission as a Public Affairs Officer in 2006. Currently, she represents Tano North Constituency in Parliament and serves on committees including Mines and Energy and Government Assurance. She was appointed Deputy Minister of Works and Housing in 2017 by President Akufo-Addo and now serves as the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection. In the 2020 Ghanaian general election, she won the Tano North seat with over 51% of the vote, securing her third term in the 8th parliament of the Fourth Republic.
 

2004

20 September 2004

Leadership positions held

2004–2008 Member, Governing Council, – Local Government Service Council
2005–2008 Member – National Media Commission  
2005–2008 Board Member – National Health Insurance Scheme, Kpeshie Sub- Metro, Accra                
2002–2006 Chairperson, Development Sub-Committee  (Accra Metropolitan Assembly)
2006–2008 Chairperson, Women & Children Sub-Committee (Accra Metropolitan Assembly)
2006/2007 Founding Member and Vice President, Tertiary Students Academic Year Confederacy (TESCON), University of Ghana, Accra City Campus
2008 Member, Communication Committee. New Patriotic Party, National Campaign Team
President and Founder, Women Supporters Union of Ghana

2015

20 September 2015

Personal life

 Before becoming a Member of Parliament in 2013, she worked as a manageress at the Point Four Hotel in Sunyani and had a 10-year career with the Prison Service. She is passionate about sports and a strong advocate for women's capabilities.

 

2017

20 September 2017

Political life

She was appointed Deputy Minister of Works and Housing in 2017 by President Akufo-Addo and now serves as the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection. In the 2020 Ghanaian general election, she won the Tano North seat with over 51% of the vote, securing her third term in the 8th parliament of the Fourth Republic.

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